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Apple Continues To Lead As The Global Tablet Market

Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago

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Apple continued to lead as the global tablet market declined 8.6 per cent during the third quarter of 2018 as shipments fell to 36.4 million, the International Data Corporation (IDC) reported.

Samsung maintained its position as the second leading tablet manufacturer and Amazon.com became the third largest tablet manufacturer in the third quarter, said the IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker on Friday.

Slate tablets accounted for the majority of the market with 31.6 million units, down 7.9 per cent from the previous year.

Detachable tablets also declined, down 13.1 per cent from the previous year, to account for 4.8 million unit shipments.

“The detachable market has failed to see growth in 2018, a worrying trend that has plagued the category off and on since the end of 2016,” said Lauren Guenveur, Senior Research Analyst for IDC’s Tablet team.

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With 26.6 per cent, Apple continued to lead the tablet market with nearly double the shipments of its nearest competitor.

The refreshed $329 iPad with Pencil support that launched in late March continued to drive volume.

Samsung’s detachable portfolio grew modestly, however that growth was outweighed by continued declines in the slate category. The company registered 14.6 per cent market share globally.

Huawei at fourth spot was the only company among the top 5 to deliver year-over-year tablet shipments growth in 3Q 2018.

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Lenovo rounded out the top 5 with 2.3 million units shipped in the third quarter, a decline of nearly 25 per cent compared to a year ago.

“The tablet market is more like the traditional PC market than ever before,” said Jitesh Ubrani, Senior Research Analyst with IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Device Trackers. (IANS)

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Apple Releases New Update For WatchOS

The GPS+Cellular variant of the watch starts from Rs 49,900 and GPS-only model costs around Rs 40,900 in India

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New update to watchOS released to fix bricking issue in Apple Watches.

Apple has released a new update to the watchOS, fixing bricking issues in Apple Watch that made the device unusable after users attempted to install the previous update.

The new watchOS 5.1.1 comes with over 70 new emojis released with iOS 12.1, new full-screen colour watch-faces and support for group FaceTime audio for up to 32 people, The Verge reported on Monday.

The previous update — watchOS 5.1 — that was released last week, was pulled out quickly after users reported that the update caused issues to the Apple Watch during the installation of the update.

“Apple Watch owners can rest assured that today’s update is specifically built not to brick their devices,” the report added.

Since Apple’s smart-watch does not plug into a computer, affected users had no options other than calling Apple support and wait for the company to replace their device.

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An Apple store in Woodbridge, Virginia. (VOA)

The issue, however, seems limited to the brand new Apple Watch Series 4 devices.

Previously, a bug that was discovered in Apple Watch Series 4 was causing the device to crash and get stuck on re-boot loops, the media had reported.

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Apple launched the next generation of Apple Watch in September alongside iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR at an event in California with improved health features and edge-to-edge display with smaller bezels.

The GPS+Cellular variant of the watch starts from Rs 49,900 and GPS-only model costs around Rs 40,900 in India. (IANS)